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HALF FLUSH
Mark Hilton

Perimeter Editions, 2015
Hardcover
112 pages
B + W drawings
ISBN: 9780987353078

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Using the standard pack of cards as his organising principle, Hilton mixes desire, degradation, contamination, zealotry and violence into a brew often sweetened by humour. Each suit has a theme that works more as a starting point than a defining rule: diamonds are class; hearts are religion; spades are nationalism; clubs are the environment. Using graphite pencil on white paper, Hilton employs a range of styles, from highly intricate realism to cartoons and simple line sketches. In the spirit of playing card design, all his drawings have a direct, emblematic quality, not unlike the illustrations in old books and magazines.

In addition to this, Hilton uses the two-way design of the playing card as the basis for the series' double-meanings and double-readings. The book features an essay by John Thomson, co-director of Foxy Production, New York.

Half Flush is published to coincide with Mark Hilton's exhibition of the same name at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, November 2015.

 

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